Notes for Bernard (Barnett) SEAY: For Bernard's ancestry, refer to notes entered under Elizabeth Seay.
1840 Census: Barnard Seay and wife Sarah, 1 male age 10-15, 1 female age 15-20, 1 male age 15-20, 1 male age 60-70, and one female age 50-60.
Barnett and Sarah Seay lived in Spartanburg District, South Carolina, Kentucky, McMinn County Tennessee, Alabama then finally Mississippi. It is unknown when the final move to Mississippi was made, however the 1837 Mississippi State Census places them and a son (John L.) in Chickasaw Co. that year. Barnett and Sarah moved next to Pontotoc Co. Mississippi until their deaths. The are not listed on the 1850 US census. So it is possible that their deaths occurred prior to 1850 and they are buried somewhere in Pontotoc Co. On Agu 25, 1847 Barnard and Sarah Seay deeded 40 acrs of land to William Rhodes that was in Chickasaw Co, Mississippi.On November 8, 1872 William Rhodes gave 12 acres of this land over to the Asbury Chapel, located on the Fulton Road (later renamed Okolona-Houston Rd).
Sarah died sometime between 1847 and 1850. In 1850 Barnard, age 73, is living in Pontotoc Co. with his daughters Martha Johnson and Jane McLendon. His son James Madison Seay lives next door. In 1860, Barnard (age 84) is living in the household of Mary Jane and Moses Looney.
BERNARD AND SARAH SEAY- HEIRS The State of Mississippi Chancery Court Pontotoc County March Term 1886 To the Hon. B.T. Kimbrough, Chancellor of the 2nd District of the State of Mississippi
The complainants Martha Carter, J.M. Seay, Catie Lowery, W.O.Suddeth, and the minors William Suddeth and Robert Suddeth by their next friend W.O.Suddeth, who are all citizens of the state of Mississippi, would represent and show unto your honor, that on the ____________ day of ________ 18____________ Bernard (Barnett) Seay and his wife Sarah, departed this life intestate, and died seized and possessed of forty acres of land situated in the county of Pontotoc & State aforesaid, not worth more than one hundred dollars, and described as the South East quester of the South West quarter of Section Thirteen, Township 10, Range Three East (SE 1/4 of the SW 1/4 S13, T. 10, R.3E.) and said property descended to the following heirs, Obediah Seay, son of the intestate whose residence and post office is unknown to complainants, Jack Seay, no deceased who was a son of the intestate, and left as his heirs two children, Pleas Seay & Francis Ivy, Both adults and the residence of who are unknown to the complainants, William Seay, Martha Seay, Angeline Seay, they did reside somewhere in the state of Alabama, but the residence & Post office is unknown; Betsy Goode, daughter of the intestate, now deceased, whose heirs are William Goode, Obediah Goode, George Goode, James Goode, Robert Goode, residence unknown.
Nancy Braddock, now deceased, daughter of the intestate, who heirs are Narcissa Braddock, Duvenie Braddock, Durvinie Braddock, James Braddock, Mary Braddock, Martha Braddock, Annie Braddock. Their residence is unknown; Mary Looney, deceased, who was a daughter of the intestate, and whose heirs are A.J. McClendon & Nannie Looney, residence unknown; Ella Taylor, residence Texas and post office unknown; and M.P. Suddeth, daughter of Mary Looney, deceased and complainant W.O. Suddeth and her husband, and complainants William Suddeth & Robert Suddeth (minors) were her children; and complainant Catie Lowery is a daughter of Mary Looney.
Your petitioner would further show that, states the fact to be said land is of but little value not worth more than one hundred dollars, and owing to its condition, and great number of heirs interested therein, that it could not possibly be divided between them without great detriment to their interests, and it is utterly impractical to divide the land by partition, and that a sale of said land will better promote the interest of all parties interested.
Your petitioners therefore in consideration of the premises prays that the defendants mentioned be made parties to this petition by publication as the law directs and that a commissioner be appointed with full power to sell said land, on such terms as to your honor may deem best, and divide the proceeds of said sale between the parties entitled to the same, and that all other orders & decrees be made as will be right & proper in the premises.
And as duty bound your petitioners will ever pray___. O.C.Carr Atty for Petitioners The State of Mississippi, Pontotoc County
Before me W.P.Lowery, Clerk of the Chancery Court of the County and State aforesaid personally appeared O.C.Carr, Attorney for the Complainant in the foregoing bill, who being by me duly sworn, says that the matter and things state on his own knowledge are true, and further that the post offices of the said defendant, as stated is said bill unknown; that the same is Unknown to affiant, and that he believes they are unknown to the petitioners.
Sworn to & Subscribed before O.C. Carr Sworn to & Subscribed before me on this 1st day of February, 1886 W.P Lowery, Clk.
More About Bernard (Barnett) SEAY: Census: 1840, Chickasaw Co., Mississippi. Deeds: 1826, Spartanburg Co., SC. Died 2: AGibbs/Asbury Cemetery records,. Family Bible: Belonging to James Madison Seay.
More About Bernard (Barnett) SEAY and Sarah Rhodes: Record Change: Mar 20, 2005
Children of Bernard (Barnett) SEAY and Sarah Rhodes are: